150,000 Americans still eligible for $300 relief checks - find out how to apply

There may have been tens of thousands of Americans who missed out on a stimulus payment earlier this year.

Delaware lawmakers agreed in April to send $300 to residents who filed tax returns in 2020 or 2021.

Delaware Department of Finance (DOF) officials said many taxpayers were left without checks by the end of May.

Finance secretary Rick Geisenberger told Delaware Public Media 

That 150,000 Delawareans may still be waiting on the $300 rebate.

This would mean that nearly 20% of taxpayers who qualified for the rebate have not yet received it.

Checks were initially introduced to help residents offset grocery store and fuel pump expenses.

Delaware's DOF is working to identify people who were exempt from filing a tax return but should receive a rebate.

The group includes retirees, Social Security beneficiaries, 1099 workers, and low-income families.

Additionally, some 2021 tax filers were missed in May's first round of checks.

Our team is working with a variety of state agencies to cross-reference social security numbers with those we've already sent checks to.

Between now and October, the department hopes to send another 50,000 to 100,000 checks.

Residents of Delaware who qualified for the rebate in April do not need to take any action to claim the payment.

If you haven't received a rebate check yet, you can check the status of your rebate online.

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